How to Shave your Body Mens?
What’s the best way to shave my balls?
If I had a pound for every time I get asked this question I'd probably be able to be able to pay off the budget deficit in one fell swoop and still have enough money left over to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich. Seriously – ball shaving is a national obsession. So for all of you desperately in search of a ‘smooth set' here's my sage advice.
(Related: should you shave your armpits?
For starters, make the whole process easier by trimming hairs back a little with the help of a body hair trimmer, beard trimmer or – if you've a steady hand, nerves of steel or a pack of Beta Blockers handy – a pair of scissors. This will make the hairs much easier to shave with your razor. Sure, the makers of electric body groomers will tell you that their products can be used on your bits but in reality nothing beats a traditional wet razor for results.
To prepare your balls for the blade, start by splashing them with cold water (or use the showerhead). This will tighten the skin making the surface of your sack easier to shave. Then apply some shaving cream (chill slightly in the fridge and it'll help keep things tight) and get shaving, using short gentle strokes. Rinse halfway though and you'll be able to see the bits you've missed, then reapply some shaving cream and finish the job.
Then (and this is the fun bit) I'd suggest giving them a good old rub with a little aftershave balm (Clinique's Post Shave Healer, £16.50 from cliniqueformen.co.uk is good as it's soothing and unscented). Follow these simple instructions and your newly-smooth nuts will be the dog's... well, you get the idea.
What to buy
Remington Body Hair Trimmer, £25.00 from mankind.co.uk. Great little tool for tacking your trunkline and trimming your boys before smoothing them off with a razor.
BYB Below Your Belt Shave Cream, £23.55 for 180ml from mankind.co.uk. Yes, a shave cream specially for your fellas. Great on delicate, sensitive and easily irritated skin. Whatever next?
Gillette Fusion Manual Razor (with two replacement blade heads), £7.49 from amazon.co.uk. The only razor I'd ever let near my own kiwis!